Typewriter, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson (arr. Floyd Werle)

General Info

Year: 1954
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $9.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II (2-3 players), including:

  • Bell (disconnected from typewriter and played by another player)
  • Typewriter (optional Wood Block used to imitate keys, Gourd used to imitate carriage return)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Leroy Anderson's music is always infectious and compelling. This wonderful flourish celebrates the clunky office machinery of yesteryear.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (R. Mark Rogers, conductor) - 23 April 2023
  • Millersville (Penn.) University Wind Ensemble (Joe Cernuto, conductor; Daniel Wubah, typewriter) - 24 April 2022
  • Triton College (River Grove, Ill.) Community Band (Dana Legg, conductor) – 9 March 2020
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla) Wind Symphony (David Sampson, conductor; Lauren Perala, typewriter) – 6 October 2019
  • Rancho Cordova River City Concert Band (Cordova, Calif.) (Tom Seaton, conductor) – 9 June 2019 (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.) Preparatory Wind Orchestra (Harland D. Parker, conductor) – 11 May 2019
  • Stuart (Fla.) Community Concert Band (Jim LeBob, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 3 March 2018
  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University University Band (Trey Harris, conductor; Stephen Plate, typewriter) – 25 February 2019
  • Oakhurst (Calif.) Community Concert Band (Michael Corrigan, conductor) - 24 June 2018
  • Catawba Valley New Horizons Band, Hickory NC (Len Allman, conductor) - 11 May 2018
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Kevin Kastens, conductor; Kathy Ford, typewriter) – 30 April 2018
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) University Band (Colin T. Roust, conductor; Andre Womack, typewriter) – 26 April 2018
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Concert Band (Kelly Desjardins, conductor; Heather Collin, typewriter) – 23 April 2018
  • Riverwatch Middle School (Suwanee, Ga.) Symphonic Band (Matt Koperniak, conductor) - 21 December 2017 (2017 Midwest Clinic)
  • Different Drummers' Capitol Pride Symphonic Band (Washington, D.C.) (Anthony Oakley, conductor) – 4 November 2017
  • Orcas Island (Washington) Community Band (Jim Shaffer-Bauck, conductor) - 4 June 2016
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Wind Symphony (Martin H. Seggelke, conductor; Connie Bryant, typewriter) – 5 February 2016
  • New Horizons Band of Sonoma County (Healdsburg, Calif.) (Lew Sbrana, conductor) - 9 May 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Sleigh Ride (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Fernie) (1948/)
  • Sleigh Ride (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Torskangerpoll) (1948/2020)

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